The Way Back

In case you haven’t noticed, we make work boots. That’s it and we’ve been doing it for about as long as there have been work boots. Our name first appeared as we and the nation prepared for World War I. In 1918, hard-fiber toe caps were introduced to our protective shoes. And in 1925 we were one of the first boot-makers to utilize brand new steel-toe technology. And as America grew, so did we. Built for dirt, sweat, and grit, our steel was found at worksites across the country. In a world of war, industry, and danger, we thrived. It’s not always been an easy road, but we’re proud to still be kicking. Tough then. Tough now. The work hasn’t changed, so neither have we.

Environmental Strategy

Our Business model involves the selection of business partners who actively participate in the reduction of any detrimental effects on the environment in their manufacturing process. Responsible business practices should come as second nature.  Environmental compliance with laws and regulations protecting the environment is paramount and begins within our own organization. Our ongoing process of sustainability requires us to implement solutions encouraging long term sustainability by creating innovative strategies for waste reduction, water conservation and energy savings.  Our company and our business partners utilize energy efficient utilities, production methods which are eco-friendly and we recycle significant portions of the waste we create.